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Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Hi catkoe,

 

Welcome to the Canon Forum!

 

There is a Wind Filter function you can enable in the menu.

 

  1. Press MENU.
  2. Select [Camera/Video #2] tab.
  3. Select [Sound Recording].
  4. Select [Wind Filter/Attenuator].
  5. Enable the Wind Filter.
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Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Thank you, I found it.  If I shoot in scn will it still work?  I am going on an african safari and want to avoid that awful wind sound, just wanting the sounds of the jungle. 

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?


@catkoe1 wrote:

When on safari, the wind blowing into the mike is annoying, is there away to mute that?


To deal with this, you will likely want an external microphone (the Røde "Videomic" series is very popoular... these microphones include a mounting bracket which slides into the hot-shoe -- where you'd normally attach a flash).  

 

AND... you also probably want to put a wind muff on the microphone (these things are also commonly called a "Deadcat") -- it's the furry thing you see wrapped around microphones when using them outdoors.   The Deadcat doesn't come with the microphone... it's sold as an optional accessory.  Their sole purpose is to reduce the wind noise that a microphone would otherwise have if used in a windy environment.

 

 

 

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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Registered: ‎08-18-2015

Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Tim, your answer is not sound or valid! The more expensive Canon cameras have the ability to control audio levels on screen while recording so does that make them camcorders??? Ha! No, it makes them better at recording audio levels appropriate to the circumstances. Please be honest in your replies. It is more likely a decision based on protecting sales of the more expensive Canons.
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Registered: ‎08-18-2015

Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Mike, you are probably correct about that function deliberately being left out. So much for customer satisfaction.
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Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

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@Phil777 wrote:
Mike, you are probably correct about that function deliberately being left out. So much for customer satisfaction.

Magic lantern is now available for the 70D. It will unlock many features for you. 

 

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Magic Lantern on 70D Features Video

 

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Mike Sowsun
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Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Thanks Mike. It would be nice to know what link that is but I will have to search for it. Does Magic Lantern cost?
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Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?


@Phil777 wrote:
Thanks Mike. It would be nice to know what link that is but I will have to search for it. Does Magic Lantern cost?

Magic Lantern is free. The link removed was the Magic lantern homepage. Just do a Google search. 

Mike Sowsun
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Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Phil, you should read the QUOTED text in my last reply to katcoe1 in which was specifically about wind noise. If you drop the audio gain on the mic then you'll drop all sound (including sound you want to record.). A wind muff (deadcat) is designed to greatly reduce wind noise without reducing other sound. You cannot selectively reduce wind noise on the cameras built-in mic (regardless of camera cost).
Tim Campbell
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Registered: ‎08-18-2015

Re: 70D Is there a way to control audio while recording video?

Thanks again Mike.
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